State Minister Dilum Amunugama says queues to purchase milk powder packets will reduce if the public is aware of the harmful content in milk powder.
Speaking at a function in Kandy today the State Minister said the public has many options for liquid milk.
State Minister Amunugama charged that reporters focus on the public standing in queues blaming the government for milk powder shortages, when many alternatives exist.
However, he questioned if the public is aware of the harmful substances in packeted milk, adding the use of milk powder has become an addiction.
State Minister Amunugama claimed the ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ policy statement focuses on promoting local goods, adding that regardless of the challenges and issues the President will continue to focus on prompting local manufactures.
The State Minister stated that such decisions are unpopular, and will remain unpopular temporarily.
Amunugama said the public in future will understand the reasons behind such decisions.